How to Automate Your AP Department in 2017: Five Strategies That Work!

On-demand Webinar | Free

Since the accounts payable process has several different components, there is an added level of complexity as to what to automate and when and where to start the automation process.   As an example, when  many leading companies implement accounts payable automation solutions, they often consider the positive impact on working capital, productivity, cycle times, supplier satisfaction, and internal controls when developing a business case for automation.  In this webinar, we’ll address the reasons for AP automations and how to map an automation solution to a specific “pain point” within your accounts payable process.  More importantly, the instructors will provide five strategies that work!

These strategies include:

  1. How to Identify and Prioritize the Pain Points with Your AP Process – Where is your Most Significant Issue?
  2. Mapping Your Pain Point to the Best Automation Solution- Does the Solution Properly Address Your Symptoms?
  3. Your Business Case Checklist – Have You Considered All Options?
  4. Developing an ROI – Did Your Solution Work?
  5. Your Automation Scorecard – Mapping Back to Your Business Case

Chris_DoxeyChris Doxey, CCSA, CICA, CPC
Senior Trainer and Consultant, IOFM

Chris has held senior finance, internal controls, and controller positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer Corporation, and Hewlett Packard. As a result of her background in internal controls, she was recruited to implement the SOX 404 requirements at MCI (Formally WorldCom). She was the Vice President of Account Management at APEX Analytix and currently holds the position of Vice President of Business Development at Business Strategy, Inc. Besides internal controls, Chris has an extensive background in accounts payable, procurement, payroll, logistics, project management, and financial process and system integration.

She holds a B.A. in English, a B.S. in Accounting, an M.B.A., and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management. She is a Certified Accounts Payable Professional (CAPP) and holds a Certification in Controls Self-Assessment (CCSA) and is a Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA). She has been a member of the International Accounts Payable Professional (IAPP) organization for 10 years and is chairperson of the Education Committee, president of the DC, MD, and NOVA Chapter, and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Council. She writes an internal controls column in the AP Matters magazine, is a regular contributor to the White Collar Crime Fighter Newsletter, and New Perspectives published by the Institute of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA). She is also a member of the IIA, IHIA, ISM, and ACFE.

Charles Kalajian
Senior Account Executive, Basware

Charles has spent over 25 years working with organizations to enable and implement enterprise business application technology and AP/AR automation. He has assisted companies across many verticals in varying size to realize the business impact value of technology and achieve best in class status. As a Senior Account Executive, Charles is tasked with helping organizations in North America move from paper based processes to truly electronic communication and commerce. Charles has responsibility for engaging new clients in North America understand the business impact that P2P technology delivers.

Continuing Education Credits available:

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Receive 1 CEU toward APM, APS, or P2P recertification! The Accounts Payable Certification and Procure-to-Pay Certification Programs are designed to establish standards for the profession and recognize Accounts Payable and Procure-to-Pay professionals who, by possessing related work experience and passing a comprehensive exam, have met stringent requirements for mastering the Accounts Payable and Procure-to-Pay bodies of knowledge.

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